West African Drumming - Intermediate
West African Drumming Intermediate with Angela Scharfenberger
This class will meet in person in Louisville at Tim Faulkner Gallery at the corner of Logan and Kentucky Streets. *Vaccination required and masked when weather moves us inside.
In West African Drumming Intermediate, we will build on the knowledge base developed in West African Drumming 1. We will further explore polyrhythm, adding new rhythms with more complex drumming patterns. We will also dive deeper into understanding the music in a cultural context.
The primary focus of this level 2/3 class will be learning the basics of soloing and breaks in an African drum ensemble. Through the teaching of repetitive advanced lead parts, students will begin to develop an ear for playing polyrhythmic breaks and how to improvise within the tradition. Angela draws on 25 years of experience learning from and performing beside master drummers.
The class will culminate in a final group performance.
Prerequisite: West African Drumming 1 or previous percussion experience (please email Angela).